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Singapore hotels pilot face recognition check in

Grand Park City Hall is one of three hotels taking part in the pilot.

Three Singapore hotels — Ascott Orchard, Grand Park City Hall and Swissotel The Stamford — are piloting a system that uses face recognition technology to expedite the check-in process.

IBM rolls out first financial services-ready public cloud

IBM has developed the world’s first financial services-ready public cloud with Bank of America (BoA) as its first collaborator. Under the arrangement, the bank will host key applications and workloads to support the requirements and privacy and safety expectations of its 66 million banking customers.

NTU scientists develop 1000x smaller quantum chip

The tiny chip uses quantum communication algorithms for better security than existing industry standards.
Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a quantum communication chip that is an incredible 1,000 times smaller than current quantum setups yet offers equally superior security quantum technology is known for.

Infineon inks 3 MOUs to accelerate innovations in Singapore

SM Tharman: Keep pushing the frontiers of innovation

Inventing the future together was the theme of this year’s OktoberTech Asia Pacific conference in Singapore organised by Infineon Technologies. And the semiconductor giant certainly walks its talk. At the opening of the event, it inked three memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to help accelerate innovations in Singapore.

Infineon Co-Innovation Space takes flight as startups depart with commercially-ready solutions

A year after its launch, the Infineon Co-Innovation Space has borne fruit with two of its inaugural batch of startups coming up with their commercially-ready solutions built with Infineon’s microelectronics.

SENEC launches new-generation hybrid solar battery

The Home V3 Hybrid can be used to charge electric vehicles.

SENEC has launched in Australia SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid, a hybrid solar battery that provides households with up to 90 percent solar power self-sufficiency. This translates to massive savings as home owners may only need to draw 10 percent of their power usage from the grid.

Simon IoT launches management platform for IoT data market

Vast amounts of data are vital for Internet of Things (IoT). At Mobile World Congress Los Angeles, Simon IoT has launched an innovative IoT management platform and pricing model that offers “fairly priced, reliable IoT data” to companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises.

NVIDIA announces EGX edge supercomputing platform for AI, IoT and 5G

NVIDIA has announced the NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform which lets organisations deliver next-generation AI, IoT and 5G-based services at scale and with low latency. Along with annoucing this at his keynote address at the opening of Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles, NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang declared that we have entered a new era, where billions of always-on IoT sensors will be connected by 5G and processed by AI.

Gojek founder to join Indonesia cabinet

Source: World Economic Forum

From founding a startup to being part of the Indonesia cabinet, 35-year-old Nadiem Makarim has certainly come a long way. The Founder and CEO of ride-hailing and e-payment giant Gojek has announced his resignation from the company his started to join newly re-elected President Joko Widodo’s team.

Google Pixel 4 loses key edge

Google Pixel 4: Motion magic with Quick Gestures

By Edward Lim

The much awaited Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL smartphones were announced at Google 19 yesterday. Interestingly, Google chose to talk more about the software capabilities rather than the hardware specifications, avoiding direct comparison with other flagship smartphones.

India’s Stellapps Technologies wins Rabobank’s SustainableAg Asia Challenge

Umesh Parjapat of Stellapps Technologies (second from left) with (from left) Albert Boogard of Rabo Foundation, Diane Boogard of Rabobank Asia and Harjan Kuiper of Rabobank Singapore.

Stellapps Technologies put on a stellar presentation to win over the judges and take home the top prize of US$10,000 at Rabobank’s SustainableAg Asia Challenge. Fending off 13 other shortlisted competitors from China, India, Indonesia, and Singapore in a field of 138, it impressed with its SmartMoo internet of things (IoT) platform, which improves yield per animal, traceability and quality of milk in emerging countries.

Zendesk launches Gather and Sunshine Conversations

Zendesk has launched Gather, which lets companies provide trusted and transparent support to customers through online community forums.  They can engage with each other and company experts to offer guidance and insight beyond what a single customer support agent might be able to handle.

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